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Overwatch Hero Tier List and Meta Report: World of Tanks Edition

Overwatch Hero Tier List and Meta Report: World of Tanks Edition

Ready, set, TANKS! The Tank Meta is in full effect -- CaptainPlanet breaks down the history, the strengths, and the potential for unhealthy decision-making in what's become Season 2's first concrete Meta. Also, a deep dive into King of the Hill first caps and how they relate to win rate.

Overwatch Hero Tier List and Meta Report: New Metas Come in Threes

Overwatch Hero Tier List and Meta Report: New Metas Come in Threes

The 3x3 strat seems to be here to stay -- and its all Ana's fault! Kind of. Join me in a deep dive about Armor mechanics, ultimate charge rate, and what makes the NiP strat tick in this week's report.

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Overwatch Hero Tier List and Meta Report: Season 2, Meta Boogaloo

Overwatch Hero Tier List and Meta Report: Season 2, Meta Boogaloo

We're back, baby! Overwatch Season 2 dropped five days early, and its time to break down the first week of the New Meta. Triple Tank Triple Support comps, new analysis, and Meta Predictions inside!

Overwatch Hero Tier List and Meta Report: C U @ LAN

Overwatch Hero Tier List and Meta Report: C U @ LAN

The Dive Meta is still in full effect, so I take a deep dive into basic Overwatch play concepts present in Tournament settings. Learn about Ultimate Advantage, Overwatch's true economy, and the defining play of the Battle for the Atlantic.

Overwatch Hero Tier List and Meta Report: I Love Lucio

Overwatch Hero Tier List and Meta Report: I Love Lucio

The Meta is stale so I take a deep dive into what makes Lucio tick with one of Overwatch's best Lucios -- dhaK of Team SelflessGG. I also perform some cursory speculation based on the upcoming balance changes in this final report before the Gamescom Battle for the Atlantic LAN Finals.

Overwatch World Cup: Meet the Players!

Overwatch World Cup: Meet the Players!

Today Blizzard released their list of Overwatch World Cup nominees -- I've taken the assignment of seeking out and profiling the top esports names of those nominated. Read as they make their case for representing their home countries!

Overwatch Hero Tier List and Meta Report: Don't Panic.

Overwatch Hero Tier List and Meta Report: Don't Panic.

This week, the Meta seems to be in dire straights. 11 of Overwatch's 22 Heroes had less than 5% usage rate for the third qualifying weekend of the Faceit Eleague Tourney and the culprit is two simple abilities: Discord Orb and Speed Boost. It's a bit too early to panic, however, as many of the F Tier Heroes have had success in previous Metas -- it's simply the Deathball Meta that's pushed them down the ladder.

Overwatch Hero Tier List and Meta Report: ZenyattaWatch

Overwatch Hero Tier List and Meta Report: ZenyattaWatch

Lucio and Zenyatta finally have no significant outside pressures holding them back from dominating the Meta -- and so that's exactly what they've done. When you put the two best abilities in the game -- Discord Orb and Speed Boost -- on an essential class (Healing Support), it's no surprise that these two Heroes end up on top. I discuss this and more, as I introduce a new metric: Win Shares, used to pair Usage Rate with Offensive and Defensive wins.

Overwatch Hero Tier List and Meta Report: The 7 Day Meta

Overwatch Hero Tier List and Meta Report: The 7 Day Meta

Detailing the Overwatch Tournament Meta for the week immediately following Ana's release. This Meta was unfortunately cut short by some speedy Balance Changes on Blizzard's end to McCree and Ana. I review how well my prior predictions for the Meta went, and try to uncover the mystery behind how the Meta reacted so quickly.